War Podcast (ABC RN)
Germany's responsibility to lead03/01/15
Whenever there’s an international disaster or political standoff or some other potentially global changing event two countries seem to be the ones that the rest of the world turns to find an answer, The USA and Germany. How did these two become so...
In early February Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim lost his final appeal against a conviction and was sentenced to five years in jail for sodomy. Does this mean his political career is over?
Video shows IS destroying Assyrian artefacts
Footage has emerged of Islamic State militants destroying a collection of statues and sculptures in northern Iraq.
Nuclear weapons and the illusion of safety
Eric Schlosser offers a sobering assessment of just how dangerous nuclear weapons still are.
Abbott to revoke foreign fighters' Australian citizenship
The Prime Minister has announced plans to cancel the citizenship of dual-national Australians involved in terrorism.
How ISIS recruits Western teens
British police officers are in Turkey searching for three schoolgirls believed to be heading for Syria to join Islamic State militants.
Controlling Extremism in Norway
How does a multicultural democracy like Norway deal with the problem of radicalisation and extremism and what are the lessons for Australia?
A political analysis of the government's new strategy to fight terrorism
Abbott to unveil sweeping anti terror measures
Barrister Bret Walker SC joins RN Breakfast to discuss Prime Minister Tony Abbott's dramatic new homegrown terrorism measures that he is expected to introduce in Parliament today.
Anti terror laws to redraw lines on individual rights
Prime Minister Tony Abbott will deliver his national security address in the Australian Parliament today.
Understanding religious extremism
How is religion used to justify acts of violence?
James Tylor is an artist whose diverse practice is hard to define – installation, photography, sculptural forms and performative acts in the landscape all figure in his extraordinary work.
Islamic political party Hizb ut-Tahrir could face government ban
The Prime Minister will make a statement on national security policy on Monday, and there's talk of stripping individuals of dual-citizenship.
US court overturns Hicks conviction
It has taken many years, but finally, the legal bid by David Hicks to clear his name is over.
Pro Russia forces seize Ukrainian town
The United States has accused Russia of violating the Minsk ceasefire deal which was signed last Thursday, while the UN has urged both parties to honour the agreement.
Islamist politics and saving Syria's 'lost generation'
Global fears have centred on the recruitment of young western Muslims. But new research suggests the biggest breeding ground of violent Islamists could be Syria itself.
Making music in Kabul
Music and girls education were banned when the Taliban ruled Afghanistan. A school of music in Kabul, founded by musician and former refugee Ahmad Sarmast, is seeking to repair the cultural damage of the Taliban years.
What does the US terror summit hope to achieve?
As Egypt continues its bombing campaign against Islamic State militants in Libya, world leaders are gathering in Washington to discuss what to do about the rise of Islamic extremism.
Egypt calls for UN resolution to fight IS
Egypt is calling for a UN resolution allowing an international coalition to intervene in Libya and help it fight Islamic State militants.
Revolutionary movements and the gift of attention
Between Mao and Gandhi. Recent research suggests that non-violent movements are more than twice as effective in achieving their goals as violent ones. So why do some revolutionary movements decide to take up arms? And in the second part of the program...
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